Time for Big 12 basketball tournament, teams seek to advance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It's time for the Big 12 basketball tournament in Kansas City, Missouri.

Eighth-seeded Kansas State on Wednesday night faces No. 9 seed TCU, and seventh-seeded Texas plays No. 10 seed Texas Tech in the nightcap.

The Jayhawks will face the winner of the opener in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Second-seeded Iowa State gets the winner of Game 2. Baylor faces West Virginia and Oklahoma takes on Oklahoma State in the two quarterfinals that are already set.

The Longhorns, once ranked in the top five nationally, went through plenty of struggles this season. UT has been playing better down the stretch. A couple of wins could be enough to push Texas off the bubble and into the NCAA tournament.

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